15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Get outdoors at Sunayama Beach and Shimojiiima Island. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and take in the views from Irabu Ohashi.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Miyakojima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Miyakojima at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

1
night
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Kondoi Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki online visit planner .

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Let the collections at Yamato Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii & Itsukushima Shrine). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima holiday builder tool .

Getting from Ishigaki to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ishigaki in April: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Toji. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online visit planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Dotonbori
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Takeshita Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Asakusa Shrine and Tokyo National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Odaiba, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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